WorldCat Identities

Whitehouse, Mary 1910-2001

Overview
Works: 25 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 1,072 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Sources  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker
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Most widely held works about Mary Whitehouse
 
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Most widely held works by Mary Whitehouse
Whatever happened to sex? by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaning-up T.V.: from protest to participation by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mightier than the sword by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaning-up TV : from protest to participation by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving society from pornography by Mary Whitehouse( Recording )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Whitehouse, head of the British National Viewers and Listeners Association, attacks pornography as "exploitative and degrading", a reflection of a dangerous permissiveness in contemporary society
Ban this filth! by Mary Whitehouse( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, Mary Whitehouse launched a campaign to fight what she called the 'propaganda of disbelief, doubt and dirt' being poured into homes through the nation's radio and television sets. Whitehouse, senior mistress at a Shropshire secondary school, became the unlikely figurehead of a mass movement: the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association. For almost forty years, she kept up the fight against the programme makers, politicians, pop stars and playwrights who she felt were dragging British culture into a sewer of blasphemy and obscenity. From Dr Who ('Teatime brutality for tots') to Dennis Potter (whose mother sued her for libel and won) to the Beatles - (whose Magical Mystery Tour escaped her intervention by the skin of its psychedelic teeth) - the list of Mary Whitehouse's targets will read to some like a nostalgic roll of honour. Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? Ben Thompson's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a startling new light. From her exquisitely testy exchanges with successive BBC Directors General, to the anguished screeds penned by her television and radio vigilantes, these letters reveal a complex and combative individual, whose anxieties about culture and morality are often eerily relevant to the age of the internet
Who does she think she is? Revised ed by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pornography & the First Amendment by Bob Guccione( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Guccione was interviewed by Morley Safer; Mary Whitehouse was interviewed by Bob Dyk; Drs. Mollenkott and Holladay were interviewed by Ted Holmes
Mary Whitehouse : Who Does She Think She Is? by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Quite contrary : an autobiography by Mary Whitehouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Whitehouse address at the National Press Club, Canberra on 2 August, 1984 by Mary Whitehouse( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Whitehouse, campaigner for purity, speaks about the bad influence of videos on children
Foliage follies : a feasibility study for a small business by Mary Whitehouse( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Address delivered by Mary Whitehouse, campaigner for purity, at the National Press Club, Canberra, 2 August 1984] by Mary Whitehouse( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Whitehouse speaks about the bad influence of videos on children
Strickland/censorship( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Strickland (Chief Film Censor) and Mary Whitehouse discuss the area of x-rated home videos and the criteria by which the Commonwealth Film Censorship Board does and/or should classify them
 
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Alternative Names
Hutcheson, Constance Mary 1910-2001

Mary Whitehouse activista británica

Mary Whitehouse attivista inglese

Mary Whitehouse British activist

Mary Whitehouse Brits activiste (1910-2001)

Mary Whitehousová

Whitehouse, Constance Mary 1910-2001

Whitehouse, Mary

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Languages
English (53)